{"id":8325650743590,"title":"Synopsis of a Purer Theology (2 Book Set)","handle":"synopsis-of-a-purer-theology","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDavenant Press\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEditors William Den Boer and Reimer A. Faber\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eISBN \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e9781949716153\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePages 856\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOver the past decade, the project of Protestant resourcement has exploded, giving pastors, scholars, and lay-people access to the great thinkers who shaped their tradition. Despite this great progress, many treasures of Reformed theology remain obscured from the lay-person, confined to academics with a working knowledge of Latin and Biblical languages–or, if translated, affordable only by libraries with large budgets. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003eSynopsis of a Purer Theology\u003c\/em\u003e, otherwise known as “the Leiden Synopsis,” is one such work. Collecting theological disputations delivered at the University of Leiden in the early 1600s, it is one of the most historically important and theologically comprehensive handbooks of Reformed theology, being a key influence for many Reformed theologians including Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper, Karl Barth, Louis Berkhof, and Richard Muller. And yet, it has remained largely forgotten and left to a handful of Latin-reading scholars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNow for the first time, the Davenant Press has published this significant work in a full English-only translation, in an affordable and concise two-volume set that includes introductory material to orient the reader to the text.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe \u003cem\u003eSynopsis\u003c\/em\u003e offers both a snapshot of the state of confessional theology in the 17th-century Dutch Reformed tradition, and also an enduring example of how the project of systematizing doctrine can serve the church. The Leiden professors modeled thoroughness and clarity of thought in the face of confusion, and a vision of irenic Christian unity over brittle doctrinal uniformity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs Protestants endeavor both to recover their forgotten heritage and to pass it down to the next generation, we need examples of how this has been done before us. The \u003cem\u003eSynopsis of a Purer Theology \u003c\/em\u003ewill serve to bring such illumination and perspective to a generation desperately in need of its boldness, clarity, and wisdom.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e“Finally in English in two volumes, the Leiden Synopsis can now take its well-\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003edeserved place as a standard reference work for a wide readership. Its clear\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eorganization, careful distinction-making, transparency to scriptural sources,\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003erespectful engagement with the full Christian tradition, and organic\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecoherence as a system make it a tool to be used regularly. The four authors’\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003esteady awareness of their location in a particular confessional tradition makes\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etheir work eminently useful not only for those who share their full\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003econfessional position, but also for those who listen in to overhear Reformed\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eProtestant theology at its best.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Fred Sanders,\u003cem\u003e Torrey Honors College, Biola University\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Doctrinal controversy brings strife but it also brings clarity and precision to\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003edoctrinal formulation, which is a blessing. This benefit of debate is no less\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etrue of the Leiden Synopsis, written in the wake of the Arminian controversy.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThis collection of theological disputations is grounded in Scripture, razor\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003esharp in its distinctions, and conversant with the history of doctrine. No\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eserious student of theology can afford to ignore this theological work.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—J. V. Fesko, \u003cem\u003eHarriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTheology, Reformed \u003cem\u003eTheological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“The Synopsis of a Purer Theology is one of the most significant translation\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eprojects in recent memory. This set of disputations is already considered\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eessential for work in Reformed theology, and so I am delighted that\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eDavenant is making it available for a wider audience. For Reformed pastors\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eand theologians, the Leiden Synopsis proves to be a profoundly useful\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecompanion, and I have no doubt that it will be a significant aid in the work\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eto retrieve Reformed Scholastic theology.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e—Kyle Strobel, Associate Professor of Classical Theology, \u003cem\u003eTalbot School of \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTheology, Biola University\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“The Leiden Synopsis has long been a theological treasure. The publication of\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ethis edition will bring its rich theological wisdom to pastors, theologians, and\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etheology lovers.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Gayle Doornbos, \u003cem\u003eAssociate Professor of Theology Dordt University\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Davenant does theology and church a great service with offering this\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eselection of the Leiden Synopsis. That deep and highly relevant source of\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eReformation theology becomes now available to even a much wider\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecommunity, what the Synopsis deserves and the community needs. I’m also\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003every happy that the great efforts of Riemer A. Faber and William den Boer\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecan be made fruitful for all interested in clear, biblical theology. There is no\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003edoubt that this publication will find many readers.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Herman Selderhuis,\u003cem\u003e Theological University Apeldoorn \/ REFORC\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2023-05-25T15:04:57-04:00","created_at":"2023-05-25T15:04:58-04:00","vendor":"The Davenant Press","type":"Book","tags":["Christian Church","Riemer A Faber","Theology","William Den Boer"],"price":5599,"price_min":5599,"price_max":5599,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":7999,"compare_at_price_min":7999,"compare_at_price_max":7999,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":45107596362022,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"9781949716153","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Synopsis of a Purer Theology (2 Book Set)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":5599,"weight":1588,"compare_at_price":7999,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"9781949716153","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/jplbooks.com\/cdn\/shop\/products\/PureTheology.jpg?v=1685041498"],"featured_image":"\/\/jplbooks.com\/cdn\/shop\/products\/PureTheology.jpg?v=1685041498","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":33917020242214,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1280,"width":1280,"src":"\/\/jplbooks.com\/cdn\/shop\/products\/PureTheology.jpg?v=1685041498"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1280,"media_type":"image","src":"\/\/jplbooks.com\/cdn\/shop\/products\/PureTheology.jpg?v=1685041498","width":1280}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDavenant Press\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eEditors William Den Boer and Reimer A. Faber\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eISBN \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e9781949716153\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #397536;\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePages 856\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOver the past decade, the project of Protestant resourcement has exploded, giving pastors, scholars, and lay-people access to the great thinkers who shaped their tradition. Despite this great progress, many treasures of Reformed theology remain obscured from the lay-person, confined to academics with a working knowledge of Latin and Biblical languages–or, if translated, affordable only by libraries with large budgets. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003eSynopsis of a Purer Theology\u003c\/em\u003e, otherwise known as “the Leiden Synopsis,” is one such work. Collecting theological disputations delivered at the University of Leiden in the early 1600s, it is one of the most historically important and theologically comprehensive handbooks of Reformed theology, being a key influence for many Reformed theologians including Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper, Karl Barth, Louis Berkhof, and Richard Muller. And yet, it has remained largely forgotten and left to a handful of Latin-reading scholars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNow for the first time, the Davenant Press has published this significant work in a full English-only translation, in an affordable and concise two-volume set that includes introductory material to orient the reader to the text.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe \u003cem\u003eSynopsis\u003c\/em\u003e offers both a snapshot of the state of confessional theology in the 17th-century Dutch Reformed tradition, and also an enduring example of how the project of systematizing doctrine can serve the church. The Leiden professors modeled thoroughness and clarity of thought in the face of confusion, and a vision of irenic Christian unity over brittle doctrinal uniformity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs Protestants endeavor both to recover their forgotten heritage and to pass it down to the next generation, we need examples of how this has been done before us. The \u003cem\u003eSynopsis of a Purer Theology \u003c\/em\u003ewill serve to bring such illumination and perspective to a generation desperately in need of its boldness, clarity, and wisdom.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e“Finally in English in two volumes, the Leiden Synopsis can now take its well-\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003edeserved place as a standard reference work for a wide readership. Its clear\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eorganization, careful distinction-making, transparency to scriptural sources,\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003erespectful engagement with the full Christian tradition, and organic\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecoherence as a system make it a tool to be used regularly. The four authors’\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003esteady awareness of their location in a particular confessional tradition makes\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etheir work eminently useful not only for those who share their full\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003econfessional position, but also for those who listen in to overhear Reformed\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eProtestant theology at its best.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Fred Sanders,\u003cem\u003e Torrey Honors College, Biola University\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Doctrinal controversy brings strife but it also brings clarity and precision to\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003edoctrinal formulation, which is a blessing. This benefit of debate is no less\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etrue of the Leiden Synopsis, written in the wake of the Arminian controversy.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThis collection of theological disputations is grounded in Scripture, razor\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003esharp in its distinctions, and conversant with the history of doctrine. No\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eserious student of theology can afford to ignore this theological work.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—J. V. Fesko, \u003cem\u003eHarriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTheology, Reformed \u003cem\u003eTheological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“The Synopsis of a Purer Theology is one of the most significant translation\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eprojects in recent memory. This set of disputations is already considered\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eessential for work in Reformed theology, and so I am delighted that\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eDavenant is making it available for a wider audience. For Reformed pastors\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eand theologians, the Leiden Synopsis proves to be a profoundly useful\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ecompanion, and I have no doubt that it will be a significant aid in the work\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eto retrieve Reformed Scholastic theology.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e—Kyle Strobel, Associate Professor of Classical Theology, \u003cem\u003eTalbot School of \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTheology, Biola University\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“The Leiden Synopsis has long been a theological treasure. The publication of\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003ethis edition will bring its rich theological wisdom to pastors, theologians, and\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003etheology lovers.”\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Gayle Doornbos, \u003cem\u003eAssociate Professor of Theology Dordt University\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e“Davenant does theology and church a great service with offering this\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eselection of the Leiden Synopsis. 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Synopsis of a Purer Theology (2 Book Set)

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Davenant Press

Editors William Den Boer and Reimer A. Faber

ISBN 9781949716153

Pages 856

Over the past decade, the project of Protestant resourcement has exploded, giving pastors, scholars, and lay-people access to the great thinkers who shaped their tradition. Despite this great progress, many treasures of Reformed theology remain obscured from the lay-person, confined to academics with a working knowledge of Latin and Biblical languages–or, if translated, affordable only by libraries with large budgets. 

Synopsis of a Purer Theology, otherwise known as “the Leiden Synopsis,” is one such work. Collecting theological disputations delivered at the University of Leiden in the early 1600s, it is one of the most historically important and theologically comprehensive handbooks of Reformed theology, being a key influence for many Reformed theologians including Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper, Karl Barth, Louis Berkhof, and Richard Muller. And yet, it has remained largely forgotten and left to a handful of Latin-reading scholars.

Now for the first time, the Davenant Press has published this significant work in a full English-only translation, in an affordable and concise two-volume set that includes introductory material to orient the reader to the text.

The Synopsis offers both a snapshot of the state of confessional theology in the 17th-century Dutch Reformed tradition, and also an enduring example of how the project of systematizing doctrine can serve the church. The Leiden professors modeled thoroughness and clarity of thought in the face of confusion, and a vision of irenic Christian unity over brittle doctrinal uniformity. 

As Protestants endeavor both to recover their forgotten heritage and to pass it down to the next generation, we need examples of how this has been done before us. The Synopsis of a Purer Theology will serve to bring such illumination and perspective to a generation desperately in need of its boldness, clarity, and wisdom.

“Finally in English in two volumes, the Leiden Synopsis can now take its well-
deserved place as a standard reference work for a wide readership. Its clear
organization, careful distinction-making, transparency to scriptural sources,
respectful engagement with the full Christian tradition, and organic
coherence as a system make it a tool to be used regularly. The four authors’
steady awareness of their location in a particular confessional tradition makes
their work eminently useful not only for those who share their full
confessional position, but also for those who listen in to overhear Reformed
Protestant theology at its best.”
—Fred Sanders, Torrey Honors College, Biola University

“Doctrinal controversy brings strife but it also brings clarity and precision to
doctrinal formulation, which is a blessing. This benefit of debate is no less
true of the Leiden Synopsis, written in the wake of the Arminian controversy.
This collection of theological disputations is grounded in Scripture, razor
sharp in its distinctions, and conversant with the history of doctrine. No
serious student of theology can afford to ignore this theological work.”
—J. V. Fesko, Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical
Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

“The Synopsis of a Purer Theology is one of the most significant translation
projects in recent memory. This set of disputations is already considered
essential for work in Reformed theology, and so I am delighted that
Davenant is making it available for a wider audience. For Reformed pastors
and theologians, the Leiden Synopsis proves to be a profoundly useful
companion, and I have no doubt that it will be a significant aid in the work
to retrieve Reformed Scholastic theology.”
—Kyle Strobel, Associate Professor of Classical Theology, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“The Leiden Synopsis has long been a theological treasure. The publication of
this edition will bring its rich theological wisdom to pastors, theologians, and
theology lovers.”
—Gayle Doornbos, Associate Professor of Theology Dordt University

“Davenant does theology and church a great service with offering this
selection of the Leiden Synopsis. That deep and highly relevant source of
Reformation theology becomes now available to even a much wider
community, what the Synopsis deserves and the community needs. I’m also
very happy that the great efforts of Riemer A. Faber and William den Boer
can be made fruitful for all interested in clear, biblical theology. There is no
doubt that this publication will find many readers.”
—Herman Selderhuis, Theological University Apeldoorn / REFORC
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